Why should you label your quilt? I always name my quilts and create a label for them with details of inspiration, the pattern used, and who it is for. Why? This is my art form and I put a lot of effort and work into each quilt. They need to be signed, even when I give them away. Besides, I enjoy designing the label as an extra bit of art.
This is a large label made for a watercolor wall hanging. The graphic was just perfect for this and I had a short story to tell about the inspiration. The printed label is framed by leftover 2 inch strips of fabric and then stitched into place.
This label is on the inside of a black and white quilted jacket. The inspiration was fabric my daughter gave me. A small piece was saved for the label. It is the lady fabric on the left. The graphic chosen was an art deco style border to complement the theme fabric.
This is from a mystery quilt, Sherlock I am Not. I found the graphic of the footprints and used them as a frame for the label. Then I discovered the Sherlock Holmes silhouette too, and knew it would be perfect to use. All the small pinwheels were "red herrings" in the mystery clues and not actually used in the quilt. Very frustrating, but I decided to use them to frame the label. Then I added a final round of light purple fabric to create a solid finished edge to stitch down.